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Diamond Glossary


Diamond Terms M
  1. Melee
  2. Mohs
  3. Moisannite



Diamond Term Explanation

  1. Small Diamonds under .20 carat, usually .10ct.
  2. The non-linear ten point scale of mineral hardness, keyed arbitrarily to the minerals: talc, gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite, orthoclase, quartz, topaz, corundum, and diamond. Developed by scientist Friedrich Mohs in 1812.
  3. A rare crystal in nature. As a diamond simulant, synthetically created moissanite produced by Charles & Colvard is ranking a high 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale (Diamond = 10). Its double refraction is one of the few differences with a diamond, thermal conductivity is almost equal.